Pharaoh Khufu of Egypt died of an unknown cause. It is generally agreed that his reign began in about 2589 B.C. and lasted until 2566 B.C. Because few records from that time survive, limited details about Khufu are known.
Khufu, whose full name was Khnum-Khufu, is best remembered for his association with the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. The pyramid was probably built during his reign, and its original purpose may have been to serve as Khufu's tomb. Most experts believe that Khufu was buried somewhere in the pyramid, but the exact whereabouts of his remains are unknown.